Thatcher

What would Margaret Thatcher do about Brexit?

5 October 2019 7:00 pm

‘What would Margaret Thatcher do about Brexit?’ people keep asking me. Why do they think I would know? If I…

Star quality: Jade Anouka, right, as Bea in Ella Road’s The Phlebotomist

An exceptional dystopia that’s made for TV: The Phlebotomist reviewed

6 April 2019 9:00 am

The Phlebotomist by Ella Road explores the future of genetics. Suppose a simple blood test were able to tell us…

Mount Longdon, Falkland Islands, where members of the 3rd Parachute Regiment died in fighting on 11–12 June 1982

Helen Parr’s intimate portrait of the Parachute Regiment – Our Boys – captures the essence of modern Britain

22 September 2018 9:00 am

On the night of 13 June 1982, Dave Parr was hit by shellfire on Wireless Ridge. He was 19, a…

Like Jon Bon Jovi struck by lightning: Garrett Lombard as Lucky in Waiting for Godot

Washed-up junkies, Trump the director and a cash giveaway: Edinburgh Festival round-up

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Trump Lear is a chaotically enjoyable one-man show with a complicated premise. David Carl, an American satirist, has arrived on…

If only the Tories understood economics

7 October 2017 9:00 am

‘I don’t think I’m quite as Austrian as you are,’ a Tory minister said to me the other day. And…

How our politicians – and media – are helping terrorists win

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There is nothing a government in a remotely free country can do to stop a suicide bomber in a crowded…

It’s not the Corbynites who are in denial – it’s the Labour moderates

19 March 2016 9:00 am

It has become commonplace to remark that there exists in Britain a mainstream political grouping that seems to be dwelling…

Gorbachev and Reagan sign the historic treaty on 8 December 1987 eliminating Soviet and Us intermediate-range and short-range nuclear missiles

The four men who averted the Apocalypse

28 November 2015 9:00 am

In March 1987, as Professor Robert Service records in his new account of the end of the Cold War, Margaret…

Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Blue collars are all the rage in the Tory party these days, which makes Stephen Crabb a very fashionable cabinet…

Find the voice, find the character: Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher

Even those who reviled Thatcher will be moved, appalled and astonished: Dead Sheep at the Park reviewed

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Dead Sheep is a curious dramatic half-breed that examines Geoffrey Howe’s troubled relationship with Margaret Thatcher. Structurally it’s a Mexican…

Why it’s time to revive the commonplace book

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Among the gifts that have come my way this Christmas season, none has given me pleasure more immediate or more…

Michael Fallon: parliament needs the 'courage' to vote for war

27 September 2014 8:00 am

The Ministry of Defence is like a sauna on Sunday. The air circulation system has been switched off and the…

Passion, authority and the odd mini-rant: Scruton’s conservative vision

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Roger Scruton is that rarest of things: a first-rate philosopher who actually has a philosophy. Unfortunately at times for him,…

The Play That Goes Wrong. Photo: Alastair Muir

If you have teenage boys who loathe the very idea of theatre, send them to The Play That Goes Wrong

20 September 2014 9:00 am

It’s taken a while but here it is. The Play That Goes Wrong is like Noises Off, but simpler. Michael…

Whoop! The 1985 Gay Pride march through central London

Ignore the simplistic politics, Pride will make you laugh and cry

13 September 2014 9:00 am

1984 and all that. Which side were you on? The side of Margaret Thatcher, her hairdo and person standing rigid…

Justine Greening interview: 'It's about understanding what it's like to start from scratch'

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Justine Greening wants to talk about social mobility. If it is not immediately obvious why the Secretary of State for…

The Spectator's Notes: this is the worst reshuffle since 1989

19 July 2014 9:00 am

This must be the worst reshuffle since Mrs Thatcher demoted Geoffrey Howe in 1989. Unlike that one, its errors are…

A gangster called Capitalism and its vanquisher The Common Good

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Once upon a time, a powerful unkillable beast menaced the nation. It had to be tamed. It could only be…

The revolution the West needs (and won't get)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The western world is a mess. The ‘advanced’ economies are failing to generate higher living standards for the majority of…

How I became editor of The Spectator - aged 27

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Thirty years ago this Saturday, I became editor of this magazine. In the same month, the miners’ strike began, Anthony…

Charles Moore's notes: Why Ireland fears Scottish independence

14 December 2013 9:00 am

In Dublin, where I am writing this column, people are watching the Scottish referendum campaign more closely than in London.…

Rod Liddle: Gordon Brown has vanished. Why?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

It may come as a grave surprise to you that, when it was offered as a prize in a charity…

Charles Moore's notes: Peston and co would have done more Co-op digging if the Tories had been involved

23 November 2013 9:00 am

There has naturally been plenty of unfavourable comment on how the Revd Paul Flowers, the ‘crystal Methodist’, was allowed by…

Charles Moore: Teaching qualifications must include a stint in business — or the army

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The most extraordinary thing about the scandal of Unite at Grangemouth and in Falkirk is how long it took the…

Charles Moore's notes: At last! Reds under the beds again

5 October 2013 9:00 am

 Manchester For those of us of a certain age, Ed Miliband’s speech last week was exhilaratingly nostalgic. His promise to…